OK, so this next question is real weirdness, all right, but I do sometimes hit clients and people. I'm trying to help with this question and usually this next question I hit people with if they're absolutely stuck. Yeah, having thought about the stuff I've talked about already, they're still completely stuck about what they should teach. Yeah. What should I get into? What should my first course be about. Yeah. Well, OK, I want to posit the following scenario to you.
Come on, mind map. Up you go. I've got two hours left to live. A friend, someone who I care about deeply comes into the house and I want to pass on some teaching or wisdom within this two hours at that I think will really, truly help this person. What do I teach? What would I spend an hour and a half of my time with that person in that kind of scenario passing on and teaching? Yeah. Now, the reason why this question works is because this is what you really care about, about which you really know and which you truly believe will be truly helpful to a friend.
OK, and if you have if you if you can construct it like that, it's a it's a kind of focusing question, this one that might help you get past a block in in trying to understand what you could teach. Yeah. And, you know, the thing is be really free in your answer to this. I can't answer this for you. I've no idea what you would you would do. Yeah, but but, you know, they'll they'll probably come a topic or topics that will start to come to your mind.
You think, well, OK, if I was in that scenario, what would I teach? Well I might teach this because I feel that would help that person in life, career, business, friendships, love, whatever. Okay. And this is what I feel is worth teaching. Now, this does not necessarily mean that you go down some personal development tangent. It doesn't necessarily mean that you only you know, because this question sometimes will will steer you down towards kind of personal development teaching or courses.
But, you know, you can back it off a bit and think, well, okay, yeah, there is part of personal development there. But actually, this would be a skill that this person could use for the rest of their life. You know, it's the classic thing about, you know, you don't you don't you don't give someone fish. You teach them how to fish. What would be the thing that you would teach someone how to fish in an hour and a half if it was truly important and it was the thing you were going to really focus on. So that focusing question can help.